Hello everyone! I’m interested in trying to qualify for Ariat Adult Medal Finals since I have a horse that would do super well in the equitation. How does one qualify for finals and how many points do the qualifiers typically have? I looked up standings but could only find the ones for the current year and since it’s only a couple months since people started qualifying for 2022, its hard to get a good picture of the amount of points it would take to qualify. Its my understanding that it places 1-6 with points (10, 6, 4, ect) but the amount of points you win is multiplied by the number of riders competing in the class? Correct me if I’m wrong.
Is it highly competitive? I never did the Big Eq and this would be my first time trying to qualify for any sort of national finals.
I would love if others could share their experiences trying to qualify and/or their experience at medal finals!
Is there only one Ariat Adult Medal class per show?